College of Arts & Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology
Andrew L. Russell is an associate professor of history and director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the author of _Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks_ (Cambridge University Press, 2014), co-editor (with Robin Hammerman) of _Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age_ (ACM Press, forthcoming 2015), and author of over a dozen articles and book chapters on the history of the Bell System, the American system of voluntary standards, modular design, and the history of computer networks such as Cyclades, OSI, the Arpanet, and the Internet. At Stevens, he teaches courses on American history, the history of science and technology, business history, research and innovation policy, and social aspects of information and communication technologies. He is a graduate of Vassar College (B.A. History, 1996), the University of Colorado at Boulder (M.A. History, 2003), and the Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D. History of Science and Technology, 2007), and worked in the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government from 1997 to 1999. His research and writing has been supported by the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado, the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota, the IEEE History Center, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. He is the Reviews Editor for IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, a member of the IEEE Computer Society History Committee, and Chair of SIGCIS, an international collective of historians of computing and information.
History of Information, Communication, and Telecommunicatoins Systems
Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems
University of Hawaii at Manoa
History of Computing
I am interested in the history of computing, especially in the relationship between computing systems and organizational structures.
Computing and Intellectual Property
I am a historian of science and technology with a special interest in law and public policy. My dissertation is a history of software patenting in the United States, and my current works in progress address the development of other forms of intellectual property protection for computer programs. My primary research interests stand at the intersection of the histories of technology, business, and law, but my broader interests include the history of epidemics and women, gender, and sexuality studies.
History of computing in Spain
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
My main research interest concerns the history of computing in Spain in the second half of 20th century, a period that in Spain partially overlaps with Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975). In this sense, my research aims to contribute to understanding the role of technology in the construction of totalitarian regimes. As part of this project, I am involved in the preservation of computer and information processing heritage, by means of a the establishment of an archive and a library on the history of computing at the UAB. I am also interested in the construction of the public image of computer, in the context of a broader research interest on the interactions between science, technology and the media in the 20th century.
Research on computer history
I am a writer doing research for a book on the development of Remington Rand computers in the late 40s and early 50s. I’m working in concert with the son of one of the principals during this period. This is turning out to be a very challenging project, since my cohort’s father died in 1970 and virtually all the official records of this period at Remington Rand no longer exist. We are in serious need of help from anyone who may share interest in this period, both in the history and technology.
Cultural history of media and technology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities
New York University - Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program
My research focuses on the study of media (both material devices and cultural texts) through the lenses of political economy and sociology of culture. I recently completed an exhibit titled The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing that considers how interface design has influenced computational and cultural experiences in the age of the personal computer. I also study the role of intellectual property in cultural production and am working on a book project on the development of corporate theatrical production in the late 1990s and the role of intellectual property in shaping commercial theatrical practices.
I am also interested in the intersection of interactive technology into pedagogy and through my work at NYU I work with faculty, staff, and students to find new ways to integrate digital media into scholarship and teaching. To that end I have also published about, taught, and lectured about the current and future potential for new creative and theoretical approaches to academic work through the use of alternative media practices.
Ph.D. Candidate, Cultural Studies of Media
Stony Brook University
Remote controls, game controllers, computer mice, home entertainment zone, televisuality, media archaeology, human factors & ergonomics, interaction design, user centred design, user experience design, new materialism.
History of telegraph, telephone, and computer networks; India; telecommunications policy
Stony Brook University
Media Theory, History of Technology, Queer Studies
history of digital games
Charles University, Prague
I am interested in history of digital games and history of computing in Central and Eastern Europe. I've published on the topic in journals like Game Studies and I'm working on a book on the topic.
Computational & Digital Humanities
Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
History of computers and software, interaction between computing/software and the humanities and society. Intellectual history connected to technological development. Epistemology & philosophy regarding computation and digital technology.
History of Technology, Energy History, Electric Power Systems, Environmental History
University of Houston
I have participated in past SIGCIS conferences, presented at one, am on the SIGCIS listserv, and would like to be able to log into the SIGCIS website. Not sure why I am not currently able to, but want to try again!
I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Houston on the development of the North American Power grid. One section of the dissertation addresses the use of both analog and digital computing for power system control. I have an interest in the longer history of the use of computing and calculating machines in the electric power industry and presented on this topic at the SIGCIS meeting in 2013. I am currently affiliated with the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. Thank you.